Thaddeus Young News

Thaddeus Young    F  Pacers

 

 

Young recorded 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots in 36 minutes during Monday's 109-94 win over the Jazz. Young is surging back into relevance after struggling through a dreadful last two weeks of 2017, where he averaged a paltry 7.1 points and 4.5 rebounds over the last eight games of the year. Monday's effort was his best scoring output in over a month. It's an encouraging sign for Young, who still hasn't lost his starting gig despite this slump, so the minutes are there for the 10-year vet if he can right the ship.

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Jan 16 - 3:14 AM

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Young finished with 15 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), eight rebounds, one assist but five turnovers across 31 minutes during Monday's 109-96 win over the Bucks. Prior to Monday's effort, Young had been slumping for nearly a month, averaging 7.1 points (41.3 percent from the field), 4.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steal across 28.8 minutes per contest over the previous 11 games. Much of that was the result of him taking just 7.3 shots per game, compared to his season average of 10.7 attempts per contest. His anticipated role has somewhat fallen by the wayside with Domantas Sabonis playing better than expected, posting 13.0 points (53.1 percent from the field), 6.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 block across 24.6 minutes per game across that 11-game stretch. The situation is certainly worth monitoring, as Young is a relatively highly owned fantasy player.

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Jan 09 - 3:37 PM

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Pacers coach Nate McMillan hinted that he might shake things up if his starting lineup continues to struggle to begin games. "We haven't had that energy at certain positions in the first group," McMillan said. "If we're not getting that, then we'll give some other guys an opportunity." During Indiana's five-game losing streak, the Pacers' worst net ratings belong to Thaddeus Young (-33.6), Darren Collison (-28.3), Bojan Bogdanovic (-21.9), Lance Stephenson (-21.6) and Myles Turner (20.9). It's not entirely clear which starters McMillan might be upset with, but it will be a moot point if they start winning again with Victor Oladipo (knee) nearing a return.

Rotoworld

Jan 04 - 6:05 PM

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Young registered eight points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt), seven rebounds, four assists and three steals across 32 minutes in Friday's 119-107 loss to the Bulls. Young provided fantasy owners with a bit of everything except blocks in the defeat, although his final line shed further light on a recent unfavorable trend. Factoring in Friday's tally, Young has now generated single-digit point totals in five of his last seven games. The downturn has led to a notably lower 10.4 points per game average across 14 December contests than the 13.1 figure he managed in November. However, the veteran big man has managed to continue providing solid returns in rebounds and steals in particular, and moreover, his offensive decline appears to be in direct correlation to nothing more worrisome than a simple reduction in shot attempts; after putting up 12.1 shots per contest in November, Young is attempting a modest 9.1 field goals in the current month.

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Dec 30 - 1:06 PM

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Thaddeus Young finished with 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals across 32 minutes in Friday's game in Chicago. Young didn't have the best offensive night, going just 4-of-9 from the field, but he made up for it in the other categories. He has powered down the offense late, averaging just 7.0 PPG over his past seven outings, but he continues to be a decent source of rebounds and steals with a few assists.

Rotoworld

Dec 29 - 10:50 PM

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Thaddeus Young scored 11 points (5-of-11 FGs) with one rebound, three assists, two steals and one triple in 35 minutes against the Mavericks on Wednesday. He had nowhere to go but up after a brutal 5-game stretch with averages of 6.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.8 steals. Young's fantasy owners were probably hoping for more with Victor Oladipo (knee) out, but they will live with this line. As cold as he's been, Young's upside in steals alone makes him worth holding onto during the dark times -- he was 13th in the NBA in steals per game (1.71) coming into tonight's game.

Rotoworld

Dec 27 - 9:14 PM

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Thaddeus Young had another rough game on Tuesday vs. the Pistons, scoring five points on 2-of-4 shooting with two rebounds, one block and one triple in 24 minutes. He was a team-worst -34 during his time on the court and failed to score in double digits for the fourth time in his last five games. He's averaging just 6.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.8 steals in that span, so his value has never been lower this season. As bad as he's been, he will be in a prime spot to bounce back on Wednesday vs. Dallas, but he could be a drop candidate if he flops again.

Rotoworld

Dec 26 - 9:38 PM

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For the third time in four games, Thaddeus Young couldn't crack the 10-point barrier, finishing Saturday's game with just three points, six boards, and four assists on 1-of-4 shooting. It's possible that Thad's left knee is still sore, as Young hadn't scored in single digits since November 27 before the aforementioned stretch. It's also worth noting that the veteran forward has had single-digit shot attempts in five straight games, as well. This could be a good opportunity to buy low on Young, but we'd be very careful about what we'd be willing to offer.

Rotoworld

Dec 23 - 9:58 PM

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Thaddeus Young (sore left knee) had five points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist in 30 minutes vs. Brooklyn on Sunday. Young was questionable prior to tip-off but this is the first we've heard of a knee injury, and his availability suggests it's nothing serious. The shots tied a season-low and Thad's 30 minutes were well below his recent average (36.0 per game in December), but Domantas Sabonis was also playing really well off the bench tonight. Barring an injury update, it's safe to play Young as normal in the Pacers' upcoming three-game week.

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Dec 17 - 8:47 PM

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Young (knee) is available to play in Sunday's game against the Nets. Young surprisingly popped up on the injury report with a sore knee Sunday, but he hadn't missed any previous time before it and it's reportedly just a minor issue. For that reason, Young is going to attempt to play through it, though it certainly makes him a risky DFS play for Sunday's slate. Look for Young to take on his normal role in the starting lineup, but the Pacers could monitor his minutes closely.

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Dec 17 - 4:56 PM

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